Local News

July 14, 2018 - 7:25 am
The last of three inmates who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been apprehended in Kansas. Sharp County Arkansas Sheriff Mark Counts told Jonesboro television station KAIT that Randall Paul Sledge was arrested Friday by troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Counts did not provide details on the...
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July 13, 2018 - 11:10 pm
One person has died following a highway crash near Salina. It happened just after 5:00 p.m. Friday on westbound I-70 near mile marker 255 between a passenger vehicle and a semi. The highway patrol reports that a strong wind gust caused an eastbound semi to go out of control and jack-knife into the...
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July 13, 2018 - 9:30 pm
Democrats running for Kansas governor are falling in line with the national gun-control movement stirring the party's liberal base. And they're doing it even if it means disavowing a loosening of gun laws in recent years that had played well in their gun-friendly state. The top three Democrat...
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July 13, 2018 - 9:24 pm
The two leading Republican candidates for governor exchanged pointed criticisms during the last party-approved debate before the August primary. The Kansas City Star reports supporters of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach repeatedly tried to shout down Gov. Jeff Colyer Thursday night when he...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
July 13, 2018 - 9:17 pm
Democrat star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will bring the national spotlight to her first campaign event outside of New York when she and Sen. Bernie Sanders travel to Kansas to help Democrat James Thompson in a congressional race. The rally for Thompson on July 20 at the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita is...
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July 13, 2018 - 9:11 pm
A lawsuit alleges that security services company ADT received alarms at a burning Topeka home with a woman inside but didn't alert authorities about the deadly fire. The Kansas City Star reports that the wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of Elizabeth Frost's child. Frost died of...
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July 13, 2018 - 9:06 pm
Authorities say one person has died in a house fire in Topeka. Firefighters responded early Friday to the home where the body was found. The Topeka Fire Department wasn't immediately releasing the name, age or gender of the person who died. Topeka and state fire officials are investigating the...
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July 13, 2018 - 1:56 pm
The woman convicted of killing a Wichita mother and kidnapping her newborn baby has been sentenced in Sedgwick County Court. Yesenia Sesmas was sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder, kidnapping, and aggravated interference with parental custody. Last month, a jury found Sesmas guilty of first-...
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Ted Woodward
July 13, 2018 - 1:16 pm
Two people were shot late Thursday afternoon in the northwest part of Wichita near Evergreen Park; police found shell casings and blood in a parking lot north of 25th & Arkansas. A woman and man arrived at a parking lot in the 2700 block of N. Arkansas in a red SUV, where they had agreed to...
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